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Charlie Hunter Trio ft. Lucy Woodward and Derrek Phillips

Tue, Dec 11, 2018




$30.50 ($6 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley welcomes 7 and 8-string guitar authority Charlie Hunter. Band members are Lucy Woodward (vocals) and Derrek Phillips (drums). Show time Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 6:00pm.

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With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones , Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

Hunter has previously recorded for the venerable Blue Note label, Concord, Ropeadope, GroundUP and others. His recent independent venture is steered by his motivation to release music that most inspires him. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it's his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music. Hunter's signature style of writing and performing has secured his place as one of today's great guitarists.

Born in London, Lucy Woodward spent her childhood in New York and Holland. She is the daughter of two classical musicians - her father a conductor and composer, her mother an opera singer, musicologist, teacher and belly dancer. No matter which household she was living in, she was “always music-making and creating.”

In addition to her solo career, Woodward toured with Rod Stewart for many years singing background vocals. She has also sung on albums by Celine Dion, Nikka Costa, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Joe Cocker and Snarky Puppy. Her songs and vocals have been heard in many movies including What a Girl Wants, The Blind Side, New Year’s Eve, First Daughter, Last Vegas and Disney’s Ice Princess, with her rendition of Bjork/Betty Hutton big band cover "It's Oh So Quiet."

By the age of three, Derrek Phillips had already amassed a deep passion for music. Since then, he has carved out an exciting musical career as a performer, songwriter, producer and educator. By the time he was six, his parents deemed it necessary to introduce their youngest son to formal music training. As his hunger grew, he spent his formative years involved with several youth orchestras, community theatres and drum corps the Concord Blue Devils drum and bugle corps. As a teenager, he pursued paid gigs with fellow musicians in many genres from jazz to Top 40 and Afro-Cuban to heavy metal.

In 2015, he became a Grammy Award winner for his contributions on Mike Farris' "Shine For All The People" for Best Roots Gospel album of the year. Derrek also fronts his own solo project entitled Derrek Phillips’ Manufactory. Their music is a unique blend of hip-hop, rock, improv, electronica, drum-n-bass, jazz, and spoken word.

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